As of 1994 there were approximately 3,000 speakers of Mohawk, primarily in Quebec, Ontario and western New York. Immersion (monolingual) classes for young children at Akwesasne and other reserves are helping to train new first-language speakers.
This is a comprehensive history of Canada's original inhabitants-- Indians, Inuit, and later, Metis. Using an interdisciplinary approach that combines history, anthropology, and archaeology, Dickason tells the story of the more than 50 nations in the territory that is now Canada
First Nation Communities Read is an annual reading program launched in 2003 by the First Nations public library community in Ontario. First Nation Communities Read:
• encourages family literacy, intergenerational storytelling, and intergenerational information sharing;
• are written and/or illustrated by, or otherwise involves the participation of a First Nation, Métis, or Inuit creator;
• contains First Nation, Métis, or Inuit content produced with the support of First Nation, Métis, or Inuit advisers/consultants or First Nation, Métis, or Inuit endorsement.
Using a reconciliation framework that respectfully engages First Nation and non-Aboriginal peoples, the Caring Society provides high quality resources to support First Nations communities to empower children, youth and families. The award-winning Caring Society is proud to work with our partners in Canada and around the world to promote the rights of Indigenous children, youth and families.
The library provides a wide variety of materials including: videos, books, magazines, large-print books, books on CD, and more...! There is up-to-date reading material for both children and adults. These materials are recorded in our automated library system which makes searching for a title very easy to do.
A leading grantmaker in Canada, the Ontario Trillium Foundation strengthens the capacity of the voluntary sector through investments in community-based initiatives. An agency of the Government of Ontario, OTF builds healthy and vibrant communities.
Kanhiote Public Library is proud to announce new Children's and Fiction book shelves purchased through a grant from OTF.
The Library is located on the top floor of the old Health Centre building,1658 York Road 613-967-6264
Patron Computers (Lobby)
The library is your gateway to a world of information. In return, respect the material you borrow, keep it safe and return material on time so that others may enjoy it as well.
To borrow materials from the library, you must have a membership card. Members of our community may obtain a FREE Library Membership Card by filling out a short application with your name, address and telephone number. A library membership card is valid for two years from the date of issue. Patrons are expected to present their cards at the circulation desk when signing out library materials.
Each person is responsible for material borrowed on his or her library card Responsibility for the reading material of children rests with their parents or legal guardian
If something you want is checked out at the moment, you may ask the library staff to place a hold on it for you.
Loan Periods, Fines & Fees
The loan period is 14 days. Material may be renewed for an additional 7 days. You may renew your materials in the library, by telephone (613-967-6264) or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
We will soon have an outdoor book drop to return borrowed material.
Material held beyond the loan period will be subject to an overdue fine. Overdue fines are 5 cents/day. Fines are counted on open days only. Patrons who have overdue material will be subject to loss of borrowing privileges.
For items not located at our own library, we can try to obtain the item from another library. This process can take from 2-6 weeks (on average). There is a limit of three requests at one time. Patrons will be notified by phone when the material arrives; items will be held for one week. Loan periods will vary depending on the source library.
You are welcome to come to the library during our open hours (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm and Thursday from 12 noon to 7 pm). However, if you cannot come to the library, enquire about an “at home service”.
TO BE A CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE CENTRE
Kanhiote provides resources to encourage cultural awareness, personal growth, independent learning and increase the ability of the members of the community to cope with personal, social, economic, environmental and technological change.
Kanhiote serves as the community’s information center. Kanhiote serves all people in the community in their roles as individuals or as members of organizations.
Kanhiote participates with other libraries in resource sharing agreements in order to provide a range of information. Kanhiote plans and develops services in response to the needs of the community. The library serves every individual regardless of age, education, religion, economic level, ethnic cultural background, political conviction or mental or physical health.